The guest editor for this Alliance special feature is:
Barry Gaberman, who is Co-Chair of the Philanthropy Summit.
The special feature in this issue of Alliance brings together philanthropy and civil society leaders from around the world to reflect on the main themes of the US Council on Foundations’ ‘Philanthropy Summit’, to be held in May 2008 in Washington DC.
The special feature kicks off with an interview with Council President Steve Gunderson, plus comments on the interview from the leaders of philanthropy associations around the world. It includes an article based on the views of a group of young leaders about the key issues facing philanthropy. We also asked a panel of civil society leaders to consider the role they would like to see philanthropy playing in society. Finally, the special feature also includes a selection of op-ed pieces on philanthropy in society – by Joel Fleishman and William Schambra from the US; Marco Demarie from Italy; and Xu Yongguang from China.